Thursday, August 15, 2019

Kang Kar No 1 Noodles : Fish Bak Chor Mee

The shop is tucked away in a corner of Macpherson. This is a concept store by Niwa Sushi Pte Ltd, a member of Neo Group Limited launched in November 2015. Amongst the others on the menu, their signature items are the Spicy Minced Fish Noodles and Minced Fish Noodle Soup. The fresh minced fish is used to replace the usual minced pork in this most loved hawker dish. There are also other ingredients like mushroom cubes and fishballs then topped with chopped spring onions in the original shrimp paste or the spicy shrimp paste with black vinegar. They might be the only one that is serving the minced fish version of Bak Chor Mee in Singapore and it is supposed to be a healthier choice as compared to minced meat as mentioned on their Facebook. 

I wanted to order it with Kway Teow but was told that it is not available so it is a choice between Mee Pok or Mee Kia. I decided to go with Mee Pok for both the spicy flavor and also the original flavor that I ordered for my dining companion. There are choices of $2.50 and $3.50 and I decided to go with the larger portion for both orders. It is served with a bowl of soup that consists of 3 fishballs. I also ordered a piece of the Leek Fishcake ($1.50) to share.

I also ordered an Iced Coffee to go along.

My dining companion ate a piece of the Leek Fishcake and said, "It tasted quite normal, not too special."

I asked my dining companion, "Could you actually taste the familiarity in those fishballs?" He nodded. I told him that those are actually DoDo fishballs. He replied, "No wonder the taste is so familiar." The fishballs were rather light in taste but it has the desired bounciness. 

The texture of those minced fish was much softer as compared to the minced meat. My dining companion said, "I would give it a 3.5 out of 5. It is actually not too bad but I would still prefer my usual Bak Chor Mee."

I asked for an extra amount of chilli to be added to my bowl of noodles and I could actually taste the spiciness. I might like it a bit more if I did not adjust its level of spiciness. 

It is worth a try if you happen to be in the vicinity.

Block 77 Circuit Road #01-450 SINGAPORE 370077
Operating Hours: 8.00 am to 9.00 pm (Closed on Mondays)

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